Portfolio

Nancy Grant says, “In my office, one master calendar helps me keep track of writing assignments, books, speaking engagements, and all the details a freelancer must juggle every day. Here on this website, in this single Portfolio listing you’ll find links to selected published material, events, book releases, and other activities. Please scroll down to read interesting information.”

Please note:
All text and images on this website, as well as all text and images at linked websites, are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, and may not be reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the originator. For permissions and other details,
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Update: While my client  Kentucky Living magazine's website is being upgraded, some links to 2013 and earlier articles may be temporarily offline. If there is something you need to read immediately, please e-mail me your request and I will provide the item. Thank you for your understanding.

March 1, 2014 - 3 Renewable Energy Myths--True or False?
After more than a decade of experiments using wind, sunlight and other unconventional resources to generate electricity, what do we  know about these innovations? For a reality check, read Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's newly revamped website -- click here
Reprint rights are available. Send your e-mail enquiry today to nancy@nancygrant.us.

March 1, 2014 -Low temperatures = high electricity use
Say farewell to this year's record-setting cold winter with a look at how electric utilities keep the power on during weather extremes. To read Grant's "Energy 101" tutorial, click here

February 1, 2014 -Zettabyte big
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the down-to-earth computer warehouses of  the cloud --and find out how much electricity it takes to keep data and entertainment flowing to and from our phones, tablets, game consoles, and more. To read Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website,  click here
Reprint rights are available. Send your e-mail enquiry to nancy@nancygrant.us.

January 1, 2014 -Obsessed with safety
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website;  click here to read about the 24 / 7  approach to safety that electric co-ops use to protect consumers and workers

December 1, 2013 -Green days
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about a national energy efficiency milestone and how household energy consumption patterns are changing

November 1, 2013 -Facing coal's difficult future
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website;  click here to read highlights from Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters' recent speech and gain insights into the effects that environmental regulations are having on the coal mining industry, manufacturing, and electricity rates. For a full transcript of Secretary Peters' remarks, including links to his PowerPoint slides, click here

October 29, 2013- Nancy Grant's radio chat archived and ready for listening
The third and final audio segment in this ongoing series  on public radio station WKMS in Murray features Nancy Grant chatting with host Kate Lochte about how electricity moves across state lines to keep service steady and prices low. Listen to the interview here: http://wkms.org/post/grid-regulations-electric-utilities-part-3

October 3, 2013- Nancy Grant's radio chat archived and ready for listening
Listen to part two of the energy audio series aired on public radio station WKMS in Murray. In this 15-minute segment Nancy Grant chats with Kate Lochte about the various federal agencies, such as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, that set rules for steady electric service. Listen to the interview here: http://wkms.org/post/grid-regulations-electric-utilities-part-2#.Ul3e1YByU6U.facebook

October 1, 2013 -Regional pals
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read the third and final item in a 3-part series about the invisible web of rules and regulations that govern electric utility operations. This month's column explains how regional transmission organizations and independent system operators help to keep electricity service reliable and power costs low

September 10, 2013- Nancy Grant's radio chat archived and ready for listening
Hear Nancy Grant's insights into the rules and regulations that keep power flowing smoothly to your computer and all things electric during this 15-minute segment on public radio station WKMS in Murray, Kentucky.  Grant chats with Kate Lochte about the history behind today's electric utility regulations. You'll want find out about the spite lines that utilities in the early days would build right across the road from other power lines, just to make trouble.
Listen to the interview here:
 http://wkms.org/term/kentucky-living

September 1, 2013 -The rules that keep the power flowing
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read the second in a 3-part sereis about how an invisible web of rules and regulations governs electric utility operations --and affects your bill

September 1, 2013 -Energy savers / Bright builders
Grant's cover story posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read this seven-page feature article and meet the workers who are helping people save money on their energy bills

August 1, 2013 -The reasons for the rules
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here  to find out how old laws about service territories keep the power system running smoothly


July 1, 2013 - Digging for agreement on energy
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here for an up-close look at how Congressman Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power pushes for progress on energy policy in Washington

June 1, 2013 - Meet outdoor photographer Dean Hill
From his Gallery of the Hills in Cindas Creek, Kentucky Dean Hill shares insights about getting the best images and the strategies he's used to turn local natural beauty into an international business. Click here to read Grant's mini-profile of Dean, which includes info about how to order his prints and books.

June 1, 2013 - There's a Robot on the Line
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how utilities are building a robot that can inspect high-voltage power lines

May 1, 2013 - What Electricity Is Made Of
Grant's "Energy 101" quick and simple tutorial posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website: click here to find out how electrons move in the power grid so you can have toast

May 1, 2013 - Tomorrow's electricity
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how East Kentucky Power Cooperative is planning for how people will want to use electricity 40 years from now

April 1, 2013 - Power network
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about TVA's vision for a variety of power generation resources

March 1, 2013 - Balance of power
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how a western Kentucky power generator must choose the right mix of resources for to provide electricity while balancing safety, reliability, costs, and environmental protection

February 1, 2013 - How to Clean Coal
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to find out how technology has reduced power plant emissions by almost 90 percent --and the costs to do so

January 1, 2013 - Inside Energy Scoop
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here find out what the experts are saying about balancing efficiency, the environment, and electricity costs

December 1, 2012 - Where in the World Wide Web Should I Go ?
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to find the most trustworthy energy websites, whether you're a student or a penny-pincher or a technology geek

November 1, 2012 - The Nuclear Power Puzzle
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to find out how attitudes towards nuclear power are changing since Japan's Fukushima disaster, with a special section about Kentucky's role in supplying fuel for nuclear reactors

November 1, 2012 - Coal's Global Popularity
Grant's "Energy 101" overview posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website:  click here to see how electricity production using coal is increasing worldwide

October 1, 2012 - Coal's New Companions
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to learn how natural gas and renewable energy are changing the supply of electricity

October 1, 2012 - The Fuels that Keep your Lights On

Grant's "Energy 101" tutorial posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website:  click here to understand how the nation's energy mix is changing as coal use to generate electricity declines while natural gas use increases

September 1, 2012 - Help wanted: Problem Solvers

fourth of a four-part series (American Edge) about energy efficiency innovations
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about the skills workers need to build energy efficient appliances in today's world of advanced manufacturing

September 1, 2012 -- New weather warnings for cell phones
Grant's "Weather Smart" news article posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to find out how new geography-based Wireless Emergency Alerts sent to your cell phone could save your life

August 1, 2012 - The rebirth of energy jobs
third of a four-part series (American Edge) about energy efficiency innovations
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about re-inventing every step of manufacturing process to craft highly energy-efficient appliances

August 1, 2012 - Copper crime stoppers
Grant's "Energy 101" tutorial posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website: click here find out how electric utilities and lawmakers are stepping up their efforts to prevent this deadly crime

July 1, 2012 - Hiding in plain sight
second of a four-part series (American Edge) about energy efficiency innovations
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to find out how the latest technology within refrigerators produced in Kentucky at GE's Appliance Park helps consumers manage electricity use, and save money

July 1, 2012 - The deadly power of copper

Grant's "Energy 101" tutorial posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website: click here to find out why copper, one of the most widely used conductors of electricity within the power gird, is a fatal attraction to thieves

June 1, 2012 - Hot water wizard
first of a four-part series (American Edge) about energy efficiency innovations

Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website;  click here to learn about the newest innovation in home energy savings, a hybrid water heater made in Kentucky at GE's Appliance Park

May 1, 2012 - The big ideas in the energy debates
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website;  click here to learn about the concepts and technology behind today's buzz words 

April 1, 2012 - The dawning of the age of energy efficiency
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website;  click here to read about recent studies predicting dramatic improvements in energy efficiency during the next two decades

March 29, 2012 - The tornadoes of March 2012
Exclusive news stories describing the devastation left after massive tornadoes swept through Kentucky on March 2, 2012, with details of power restoration and  recovery efforts in communities in Eastern Kentucky posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read "The storm, the destruction, the recovery," then tune up your emergency plan with "Storm preparation checklist," plus find information about "How to get help, how to give help," and connect with a link to Flickr  to "view storm photos."

March 1, 2012 - Herding the wind
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how the costs to build transmission lines to move wind power from distant areas of Texas to population centers will be added to consumers' monthly electric bills

February 1, 2012 - Battle lines
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here  to read about how decisions made at the local, regional and national level about building transmission lines for renewable energy will affect electricity prices

January 1, 2012 - A box of electricity
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click hereto read about a new method to use capped natural gas wells to produce small reliable amounts of electricity for the power grid

January 1, 2012 - Electricity hours
Grant's "Energy 101" tutorial posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website: click here to find out all you need to know to understand the difference between a "kilowatt" and a "kilowatt-hour" in this easy-to-read explanation, with two helpful hints for strategies to reduce your energy consumption

December 1, 2011 - Bite-size energy
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here  to read about roll-up solar panels, little wind turbines, and piezoelectric disks the size of cake pans that harvest energy in unusual places

November 1, 2011 - The nature of natural gas
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how developing more natural gas supplies and adding new storage facilities and pipelines to use more of this fuel to generate electricity will affect consumers' electric bills

October 1, 2011 - Bridge to our energy future?
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read how natural gas may play a bigger role in tomorrow's electric grid

September 20, 2011- Sustaining a Green Business Model - special section of food
co-op's Annual Report
- Click here to read Grant's original online  in-depth report describing how a retail food cooperative (Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville, Minnesota) is demonstrating sustainable practices throughout its operations --and earning community recognition for green leadership

September 1, 2011 - Long-range planning vs. short-term regulation
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about a new study weighing the effects of new environmental regulations on the reliability of the nation's power grid

August 2, 2011 - The Homegrown Green Team
Read Grant's feature article in This is Living Naturally to see how staff members at a Minnesota food cooperative are coming up with fresh ideas to reduce energy use, increase recycling, and operate in a more sustainable way in all areas of the retail store. Click here then scroll down to page 13.

August 1, 2011 - India's Power Struggles
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to see how one of the world's poorest countries is trying new approaches to meet its energy needs and gain international respect, with a sidebar about solar power production devices that float on water


July 1, 2011 - New Energy in China
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here  to explore China's new commitment to renewable energy and continued reliance on coal for electricity production, with a sidebar about China's pause in nuclear energy development

July 1, 2011 - Up All Night
Grant's mini-feature profiling the duties and responsibilities of the highly skilled crews  at a coal-based generating station, posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here
to meet the folks who work around the clock, 365 days a year to keep the power on

June 1, 2011 - Brighter Lives around the World
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to learn about the global problem of no access to electricity, and see how America's electric co-ops are helping people in Africa's South Sudan build and operate a small electricity grid for their rural village

May 1, 2011 - Changing to Efficient Lighting
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about the latest efforts to encourage consumers to replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs; take a sneak peek at upcoming innovations in LED lighting

May 1, 2011 - The Coolest Studio - news item available online
Grant's news item describing the energy-saving benefits of the newly redesigned all-LED television studios at public broadcasting station WKYU  in Bowling Green, Kentucky; click here and scroll to the bottom of the page

May 1, 2011 - Electric Eyes - news item available online
Grant's "Energy 101" news item explaining how two-way computer technology helps utility company personnel manage the power grid posted at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read text

April 27 2011 - Getting Here the Green Way
Grant's "Green Spotlight" blog continues in Healthy Updates from Valley Natural Foods. Click here to read about three energy-wise options for travel to and from the grocery

April 1, 2011 - Sunshine Highways 
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to find out why futuristic plans to build roads that generate electricity from sunlight are full of bumps

March 23, 2011 - Be "Energy Wise" in your Kitchenwith these Green Tips
Grant's "Green Spotlight" blog continues in Healthy Updates from Valley Natural Foods. Click here to learn how to monitor your refigerator/freezer's performance for maximum energy efficiency --and still keep food safe

March 1, 2011 - Clouds of Uncertainty 
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to learn how new federal rules affect a utility company's planning for future expenses

February 23, 2011 - Cook, Serve, Enjoy - and Save the Planet?
Grant's "Green Spotlight" blog continues in Healthy Updates from Valley Natural Foods. Click here to see how the staff in this food co-op's deli department make wise energy choices throughout the workday

February 1, 2011 - Power's Next Generation
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to find out how today's engineering students at the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky are preparing for tomorrow's electric utility jobs

January 26, 2011 - The Power of Partnerships
Grant's "Green Spotlight" blog continues in Healthy Updates from Valley Natural Foods. Click here  to read about how this food co-op relies on expert advice from Dakota Energy, the local rural electric cooperative, to conserve energy use and improve energy efficiency

January 1, 2011 - New Power in Portugal
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about Portugal's rapid increase in renewable energy use, and learn why the U.S. situation is different

December 22, 2010 - Spelling Green with Three Rs
Grant's "Green Spotlight" blog continues in Healthy Updates from Valley Natural Foods. Click here to read about how this food co-op's built-in three sustainable habits (reduce, recycle, reuse) throughout its daily operations

December 1, 2010 - Outlet overload- energy column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here  to read about how the dramatic increase in consumers' use of electronic gadgets affects utility companies' planning to meet growing demand for electricity

November 23, 2010 - A Little Less Paper, Please
Grant's new monthly blog "Green Spotlight" debuts in Healthy Updates from Valley Natural Foods. Click here to read about this Minnesota food cooperative's efforts to reduce paper consumption and waste

November 1, 2010 - Coal's Fix-it Team - energy column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how researchers at Western Kentucky University's ICSET lab are testing technology to solve problems for electric utilities

October 1, 2010 - Friending Falcons - news item available online
Grant's brief news item about nest boxes for Peregrine Falcons at two Ohio River electricity generating plants posted at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here then scroll down to read text

October 1, 2010 - New paths for power - energy column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how today's Public Service Commissioners are preparing for tomorrow's energy grid

September 30, 2010- Green Report 2010 -- special section of food co-op's Annual Report -
Click here to read Grant's original online  in-depth report describing how a retail food cooperative (Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville, Minnesota) is stepping up its efforts for a more sustainable world

September 1, 2010 - Ganging up on Energy - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about the new approaches companies and utilities are trying to find the best value and provide the most reliable service

August 1, 2010 - Efficiency for Everyone - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about new programs available to help families at any income level weatherize their homes and lower energy use

July 1, 2010 - Power Price Puzzle - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how the different parts of the nation's energy grid determine the price of electricity where you live

June 1, 2010 - Mr. Sun: Richard Levine - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about Kentucky architect Richard Levine's solar home and lifelong career as an energy innovator

May 11, 2010 - Ice storm book wins national award
"Award of Excellence" for Frozen State: The Deadly Beauty of the 2009 Ice Storm and the Heroic Story of How Kentuckians Fought Back announced today by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

May 1, 2010 - Summer coolers (energy ideas) - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how two old ideas - ice and light color roofs - with high-tech tweaks can lower energy use.

April 1, 2010 - A smarter power grid - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how a Kentucky electric co-op's major smart grid project will affect consumers

March 1, 2010 - Coal's future burns brightly - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website;  click here to read about two studies that say rising worldwide demand for electricity will increase the number of coal-fired power plants

March 1, 2010 - Measuring efficiency - news item available online
Grant's news item describing a pilot project that measures energy savings as the result of adding insulation to five homes posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here then scroll down to "How much can you save?"

February 17, 2010 - Kentucky Living magazine receives national award
In Atlanta today judges presented Kentucky Living magazine, edited by Paul Wesslund, with the George W. Haggard Memorial Journalism Award for 2009, the top honor for statewide magazines ( a group that includes 31 publications) from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.   In making their selection, the judges cited specific features of the magazine, including a new "On The Grid" section, which includes Nancy Grant's monthly "Future of Electricity" column. Click here to read more about this honor.

February 1, 2010 - Why electricity is green - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here  to read about a study that says switching from other energy sources to electricity could lower greenhouse gas emissions

January 1, 2010 - New cops on the utility beat - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about increased cyber security measures to protect the nation's electric grid from computer attacks

December 1, 2009 - Deep storage - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about a test of underground storage technology for carbon dioxide in western Kentucky

November 7, 2009 - Author appearance, book signing
Grant will be meeting readers and autographing The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint and Frozen State from 9:00am until 4:30pm at the 28th annual Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort, KY; for details visit this website http://www.kybookfair.org. Click here to read descriptions of Grant's books

November 1, 2009 - Sneak Peak at Cap and Trade- column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how electronic cap and trade systems for greenhouse gases work

October 1, 2009 - Guest panelist discussing Energy Efficiency

during the 33rd annual Kentucky Governor's Conference on the Environment and Energy "Empowering Our Future" at the Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Kentucky.
Click here
for the full conference agenda (Sep 30 and Oct 1) and registration information

October 1, 2009 - Balancing Act - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about the unique challenges facing Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Dr. Leonard Peters

September 20, 2009 - Read newspaper's book review of Frozen State

Click here to read Henderson Gleaner editor David Dixon's book review of Frozen State: The deadly beauty of the 2009 ice storm and the heroic story of how Kentuckians fought back

September 1, 2009 - Declining energy use--blip or trend?- column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how economic trends, weather, and public attitudes about energy efficiency affect the demand for electric power

September 1, 2009 - A Gold Star for Energy Saving - feature article available online
Grant's feature article (this month's cover story) in Indiana's Electric Consumer magazine posted online; click here to find out how Indiana public schools are using innovative methods to lower their energy use, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars

August 25, 2009 - Informal talk "Exploring the Green Energy Maze"
11:00 am - noon at the Middletown branch (200 North Juneau Drive) of the Louisville Free Public Library system (see detailed description of this series of talks on this page at the May 2009 entry)

August 1, 2009 - Designing your own electric rates- column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about how smart grid proposals will affect the price consumers pay for electricity

July 8, 2009 - Official book release party for "Frozen State"
Kentucky Living magazine announces the publication of Frozen State - The deadly beauty of the 2009 ice storm and the heroic story of how Kentuckians fought back, written by Nancy Grant, Robin Roenker, and Debra Gibson, with contributions from individuals around the state. Click here to order your copy direct from the publisher.

August 25, 2009 - Informal talk "Exploring the Green Energy Maze"11:00 am - noon at the Middletown branch (200 North Juneau Drive) of the Louisville Free Public Library system (see detailed description of this series of talks on this page at the May 2009 entry)

July 1, 2009 - How the Smart Grid will change your life- column available online
Grant's 'Future of Electricity' column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read how electric grid innovations and test projects are re-shaping the way electricity users interact with the power delivery system

June 29, 2009 - What's next after Waxman-Markey climate bill passes -blog posting
Read Grant's energy blog about America's Great Green Divide in the Living Green section of the Basil & Spice website (recently named one of the top 100 blogs by BlogBurst)

June 1, 2009 - The electric grid grows up- column available online
Grant's 'Future of Electricity' column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read the amazing story of the world's largest and most significant engineering feat, the vast electric power grid in North America

May 2009 - Meet Nancy Grant at any of these four free community events
During each session, Grant will discuss how to find reliable energy information, then answer questions from the audience. Although the library does not permit book sales during events, Grant will be glad to autograph copies of The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint for any library patrons who bring previously purchased copies to the event.

May 21, 2009 - Informal talk "Exploring the Green Energy Maze" 7:00pm - 8:00pm
at the Okolona branch (7709 Preston Highway) of the Louisville Free Public Library system

May 19, 2009 - Informal talk "Exploring the Green Energy Maze" 7:00pm - 8:00pm
at the Crescent Hill branch (2762 Frankfort Avenue) of the Louisville Free Public Library system

May 14, 2009 - Informal talk "Exploring the Green Energy Maze" 7:00pm - 8:00pm
at the Southwest branch (10375 Dixie Highway) of the Louisville Free Public Library system

May 12, 2009 - Informal talk "Exploring the Green Energy Maze" 7:00pm - 8:00pm
at the Fern Creek branch (6768 Bardstown Road) of the Louisville Free Public Library system

May 1, 2009 - Schools learn energy efficiency - column available online
Grant's 'Future of Electricity 'column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read how improved school buildings throughout Kentucky use less energy-- and save money for school systems, too.

April 26, 2009 - Author appearance, book signing
Grant will be talking with shoppers and autographing The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint from 2:00pm until 5:00pm during the 'Back to Basics' event at the Lexington Green Whole Foods Market in Lexington, Kentucky; for details visit this website http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lexingtongreen/storecalendar.php

April 18, 2009 - Author appearance, book signing
Grant will be autographing The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint and meeting readers from 9:00am until 2:00pm at the annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest in Bowling Green, KY; for details visit this website http://www.sokybookfest.org/

April 17, 2009 - author appearance/writing workshop

"The Art and Craft of Writing in the Information Age"
Grant will provide an inside look at the realities of writing non-fiction in today's marketplace during the annual Kentucky Writers Conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky

April 1, 2009 - Jobs for a Green Economy - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about practical programs throughout the state that are helping train workers for a variety of new "green" jobs

March 1, 2009 - Everyone's Energy Plan - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about energy innovations proposed in a new comprehensive plan titled Intelligent Energy Choices for Kentucky's Future

February 1, 2009 - Batteries for the electric grid- column available online

Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read how the latest batteries and capacitors help keep the nation's electric grid reliable

January 15, 2009 - Co-ops Growing Greener - column available as archived pdf
Click here to read Grant's cover story/feature article "Riding the Green Wave" showcasing six different kinds of cooperatives' efforts to engage in greener, more sustainable business practices, published in the January/February 2009 issue of the Cooperative Business Journal.

January 1, 2009 - Energy storage - column available online

Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about utility scale energy storage options and research

January 1, 2009 - Biofuels - article available online
Grant's feature article posted online at Electric Consumer magazine's website; click here to read about the multi-state I-65 biofuels corridor, with details about biofuels production in Indiana and related energy issues

December 1, 2008 - Solar Cars - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about cars powered completely by energy from the sun

November 15, 2008 - Author appearance, book signing
Grant will be autographing The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint and meeting readers from 9:00am until 4:30pm at the 27th annual Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort, KY.

November 1, 2008 - Renewable Energy - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read about a new national electric cooperative organization devoted to renewable energy

November 1, 2008 - Author appearance, book signing           
Grant will be autographing The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint and meeting readers from 10:00am until 4:00pm at the annual Books by the Banks festival in Cincinnati, OH; for details visit this website http://www.booksbythebanks.org/about.shtml

October 26, 2008 - Author appearance, book signing           
Grant will be talking about energy, meeting readers, and autographing The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint from noon to 6:00pm during the annual Bluegrass Energy and Green Living Expo in Lexington, Kentucky

September 30, 2008 - Developing Energy Policy - blog posting
Read Grant's energy blog
"The Need for Regional Energy Policy --- Not Just Buzzwords" in the Living Green section of the Basil & Spice website

September 26, 2008 - Energy Technology - column available online
Grant's October "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click hereto read a summary of her year-long series exploring the 7 ways technology can help us solve our energy problems

September 18 & 19, 2008 - Energy Conference           
Grant participating in the invitation-only "Energizing Kentucky" conference in Louisville, KY; second event in a three-part series organized by four Kentucky colleges and universities. For further information, visit http://www.energizingkentucky.org/index.html

September 15, 2008 Crafting Energy Laws - blog posting
Read Grant's newest energy blog "Who Will Write Our New Energy Laws?" in the Living Green section of the Basil and Spice website --blog syndicated same day to Reuters and Fox

September 11, 2008 Satellite radio interview
Grant talks about her book and today's energy issues during a live remote link-up on CRN Digital Talk Radio's "AM Show" hosted by Paul Stern and Erik Hines

September 3, 2008 - Energy Economics - blog posting
Read Grant's energy blog "How Will We Pay for Energy Improvements?" in the Living Green section of the Basil & Spice website (recently named one of the top 100 blogs by BlogBurst)

September 1, 2008 - Nuclear Power - column available online
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click hereto read an update about the issues surrounding the renewed interest in using  nuclear power to generate electricity

August 28, 2008 - Radio guest appearance
Grant talks with "State of Affairs" host Julie Kredens in the Louisville studio of WFPL 89.3 FM about energy issues, and answers listeners' questions on the air

August 22, 2008 - Energy Supplies - blog posting
Read Grant's energy blog "Are We Running Out of Electricity?" in the Living Green section of the Basil & Spice website (recently named one of the top 100 blogs by BlogBurst)

August 1, 2008 - More Power Options - column available online           
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read part two in a series about solar power options

July 18, 2008 - TV guest appearance                        
Grant, with The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint, featured live in studio television broadcast segment of the noon news on WHAS11 (an ABC affiliate) in Louisville, KY

July 1, 2008 - Solar Power Options - column available online                       
Grant's "Future of Electricity" column posted online at Kentucky Living magazine's website; click here to read part one in a series about solar power options

June 22, 2008 - Award Ceremony                       
Grant's "Future of Electricity" columns for Kentucky Living magazine receive 2nd place honors at the Cooperative Communicators Association 2008 Institute in Portland, ME

May 6, 2008 - Book Release                       
Nancy Grant's newest book The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Your Carbon Footprint released for distribution throughout the United States and Canada